Pershore Rotary Grant Scheme (PRoGS)
What is PRoGS
PROGS was founded in 2015 to be a fund set aside by The Rotary Club of Pershore to support small to medium funding requirements from local people or local community clubs and charities to be able to do more.
Grants to Organisations
Applications are invited to The Rotary Club of Pershore for grants of up to £1,000 by local charities, societies or groups for equipment or other facilities that enhance the capability of the applicants to benefit the local community of Pershore and its surrounding villages.
Applicants do not have to be registered charities, but should be able to demonstrate that they have an organisational structure and volunteers that can responsibly manage the project for which the funding is sought.
We are particularly looking for projects that give the organisation a “start-up” or “a leg-up” to offer a new or enhanced capability in support particularly of the disadvantaged, young people, the elderly, sporting clubs, activity groups, and conservation projects.
Applications are invited to The Rotary Club of Pershore from volunteers who live in the Pershore area and who are looking for sponsorship of up to £250 towards the cost of going to work in a recognised charitable project in UK or overseas. Applications are especially welcomed from, but not limited to those 25 or under.
Local is defined as within the Pershore area served by Pershore Rotary Club (principally postcode area WR10)
Qualifying local organisations should not be local branches of national or international organisations or charities and will normally have turnover of less than £25,000pa
£250 for a special walking aid
The Community Physiotherapy department of Worcestershire Heath and Care asked for help for
a patient of theirs with Parkinson’s disease and living in a care home. She had had numerous falls in the past and is unable to walk without an aid, but this new U-Step unique walking aid specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s has helped her feel much safer.
Image provided by Worcester NHS Health Trust and used with their permission.
£1,000 for Project Neptune
Project Nepture was developed in 2018 to re-purpose "Neptune" a historic wide bodied canal boat, to deliver a whole new range of recreational opportunities, focusing especially on young people.
The PROGS grant is helping the Avon Navigation Trust to create full facilities including classroom, kitchen, toilet, shower and changing area.
Image provided by Avon Navigation Trust and used with their permission.
£390 for talking newspaper
The Pershore Talking Newspaper needed new USB sticks for the distribution of the newsletter.
Pershore Talking Newspaper provides those who are print-disabled with fortnightly recordings of local news and also provides, when necessary, equipment on which the recordings can be played (Boomboxes).
Image of volunteers recording the newsletter provided by Pershore Talking Newspaper and used with their permission.